Sunday, June 17, 2018

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Sunday, June 17

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Tropical wave #4 has moved on into the Gulf, after causing so much flooding around the state that the Governor requested that an official State of Emergency be declared to deal with the consequences. The municipality of Lazaro Cardenas, where Holbox is located, was hit hard, with the town of Kantunilkin reporting six and a half inches of rain between 6a & 6p on Saturday. Some residents of Holbox reported on social media that they were evacuating the island.

Filipe Carrillo Puerto experienced a record breaking 22.5 cm (nearly 8 inches) of rain. Bacalar was badly affected also and some families have been evacuated from flooded areas in all of these communities.

Cancun & Cozumel experienced less than an inch of rain, but flooding of up to 45 cm (18in) was reported in some areas of Cancun. Flooding of more than a meter deep was reported in Campeche, where a vehicle was washed into a storm duct, and residents were advised to stay in their homes.

The Water and Sewerage Commission (CAPA) reported that pumping equipment in Holbox, Chiquilá, Bacalar and Cozumel was affected. Work began yesterday in Bacalar where six shelters and a soup kitchen were set up to serve six affected colonias, while in Lázaro Cárdenas, 60 families were evacuated. In Leona Vicario, in the municipality of Puerto Morelos, there were 33 affected families, and in Othón P. Banco, 10 houses were flooded. The Ministry of Education opened schools to provide immediate shelters.

This rain was caused by a tropical wave and a trough, not a tropical storm nor a hurricane. During Hurricane Wilma in 2005, Isla Mujeres received over 68 inches of rain in 42 hours, according to the Mexican Meteorological Service. Early on the morning of Oct.22nd, rainfall rates exceeded 6 inches per hour at the Isla Mujeres station.
 Information is from articles in TV Isla Mujeres, Diario de Yucatan, NOAA, and Regeneracion. Satellite graphics are from this morning.
There's photos of flooding in Holbox here:…/

Islanders are celebrating Mexico's win against Germany in the World Cup this morning with a score of 1-0. The Posada put up a big screen on Playa Centro.


 FB News Sites about Isla Mujeres

  Tvisla Mujeres    

Rain predicted for Saturday night and early Sunday 
     Satellite image shows storm clouds up to 13 kilometers high in different parts of the Yucatan Peninsula. It is expected that during the night of this Saturday and early Sunday, the development of storms will continue due to the influence of the zone of instability and Tropical Wave #4.There will be showers to very strong storms throughout the state of Quintana Roo.
    There will be showers to very strong storms throughout the state of Quintana Roo. It is not ruled out that in thunderstorm areas electrical activity and gusts of wind greater than 50 km / h could occur, so it is recommended to take the necessary precautions 
    Throughout the day there have been significant rainfalls as in the town of Kantunilkín where there has been accumulated rainfall of up to 16.7 cm  (6.5 inches) from 6am  to 6 pm this Saturday. In Felipe Carrillo Puerto 4.1cm (1.6 in.) has been reported, in Cancun 2.2 cm and in Cozumel 2cm. (each less than an inch).  (Note: Kantunilkin is in the municipality of Lazaro Cardenas, which is also where Isla Holbox is.)
Note: During Hurricane Wilma in 2005, Isla Mujeres received over 68 inches of rain in 42 hours, according to  the Mexican Meteorological Service. Early on the morning of Oct.22nd, rainfall rates exceeded 6 inches per hour at the Isla Mujeres station.
 LINK to TVIM article    LINK to Hurricane Wilma data   

Chetumal:   Indications are that a request for an emergency declaration has been made to the Ministry of the Interior for the 11 municipalities of the state, to serve people affected by flooding. (posted ~9p Saturday night)

Cancun: An expensive yacht burned up near the Playa Linda dock with no injuries reported, and firefighters arrived to attend to the incident. It is assumed the cause was a short circuit. LINK  

Isla Mujeres Al Dia    

There is a video of a flooded street in Cancun yesterday LINK 

This is the Civil Protection Alert scale for Hurricanes.
 Blue is Minimum Danger: Pay attention to information
Green is Low Danger: Prune trees, protect windows  & clear your outside areas
Yellow is Moderate Danger: Know where the shelter is, stock food, & protect documents
Orange is High Danger: Evacuate risky areas, monitor water levels, & turn off utilities
Red is Maximum Danger: Remain in your home or refuge and stay calm.

Do you know what to do during intense rain? If you go out into the streets, be careful to avoid any fallen electrical cables and avoid areas that are muddy or have run off water.

Noti Isla Mujeres   

Young islander joins Tigres soccer team in the first division LINK 

Nice drone video of the El Riíto area of Playa Norte LINK  

It has been reported that some residents of Isla Holbox left the island due to rain & photos have been posted on social media of flooded homes. LINK  

IM Noticias   


From  por esto Link to their Isla Mujeres articles & photos

Young islander invited to train for National Handball Team 
Joven, a la selección nacional de handball [+] Ver masFull article at this link
   Islander Josua Nava Fuentes, 18, will depart Isla Mujeres at 9am on Sunday for Mexico City where he has been invited to attend the training session for the National Men's Team, from June 18 to July 13, at the facilities of the Mexican Olympic Committee. 
   At the recent national handball competition in Chihuahua, Mr. Nava Fuentes was part of the Quintana Roo team, which placed ninth in the country. His coach thinks he has a good chance for a place on the National Team, whose next international competition will be in Cartagena, Colombia.

Commercial activities reduced by rain  
Paralizada Isla Mujeres [+] Ver masFull article at this link

Empty beaches  
Playas desoladas [+] Ver masFull article at this link

Young islander to play First Division soccer  
Isleño al futbol de Primera División[+] Ver masFull article at this link
    Young Islander Rubén Garrido Delgado, 17, was summoned by the First Division Soccer Club Tigres, after being tested a week ago at the organization's facilities in Monterrey, according to the coach the Isla Mujeres Tiburoneros, Brazilian Gerson Boss
      He plans to travel to Monterrey next Sunday to join the team. 

Small fire at former hotel  
Conato de incendio en vieja cuartería. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
   On Thursday evening, at the 'abandoned' hotel Martinez, there was a small fire in a third story room, which was put out without incident. The 30-room property has not operated as a hotel for some time, according to Civil Protection personnel. It is located on Madero Street, between Juarez and Rueda Medina. It was a hotel more than two decades ago, but after some family conflicts, it was abandoned, especially after doña Librada Martínez passed away recently, who had been taking care of it.
   The family leases some of the rooms by the month, and the person who occupied the room was invited to move to another property. It appears that the fire was caused by a spark from an overloaded electrical outlet, causing a jar of cooking oil and some trash to burn. Neighbors saw the smoke and called Civil Protection (Fire Department), who put out the fire and closed down the room.
    It is noted that the building has suffered from deterioration, exhibiting exposed metal from corrosion, which has caused concerns that the facade could fall, causing damage to neighboring properties or potentially hurting someone if it falls to the sidewalk.


From the Municipal Facebook site.....  (  FB page link)

In accordance with the electoral laws, the municipal Facebook site has suspended the release of information as of March 29, until after the election on July 1st.

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 Kitchen in a large studio. (Sur & Norte are identical)
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Large studio (Norte), I'm standing in the kitchen. A queen & single bed.

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Large studio (Sur) with Queen & Single bed. Slider door & view are behind me.

Fine dining a few steps away at Da Luisa or try the neighborhood eateries a couple blocks farther. Within ten minutes walk are a variety of restaurants including Mango Cafe, Brisas, Manolitos, La Chatita, Green Verde, Kash Kechen Chuc, and the large department store-grocery , Chedraui. Visit marinas, bars, & beach clubs that are minutes away by bike or on foot. Attend Yoga classes a couple villas away at hotelito Casa Ixchel. Fresh juice, produce & tortillas a few blocks away in the village, as well as a variety of other stores and small local restaurants. It takes 20-30  minutes to walk downtown.

June Events
Provided by MaraVilla Caribe & Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events
Full moon rising over the Caribbean 
June  1  10:07
June  2  10:52
June  3  11:35

June 27   7:14
June 28   8:03
June 29   8:49
June 30   9:33
Painting by Pamela Haase
Sunset  ~7:25
Sunrise ~6:05
It's whale shark tour season (thru mid September) and turtle nesting season (thru mid October). 
Photo by Tony Garcia of turtles mating off Punta Sur
Tortugranja staff collecting eggs at MaraVilla Caribe beach

A busy night for the mama turtles digging nests at MVC

Friday, June 1 Navy Day  Día de la Marina. Usually there is a wreath placed at sea in memory of sailors who lost their lives at sea.

Saturday, June 2 Plogging cleanup 8a  Location TBA  LINK   Action for Isla link

Sunday, June 3 Noches Magicas performances at 8p on the Town Square

Tuesday, June 5 World Environment Day  

Friday, June 8 World Ocean's Day

Saturday, June 9 Plogging cleanup 8a  Location TBA LINK   Action for Isla link

Sunday, June 10 Noches Magicas performances at 8p on the Town Square

Saturday, June 16 Plogging cleanup 8a  Location TBA LINK   Action for Isla link

Sunday, June 17 Father's Day

Sunday, June 17 Noches Magicas performances at 8p on the Town Square

Thursday, June 21 Summer Solstice

Sat & Sun, June 22 & 23  Women's fishing tournament "La Dorada del Caribe" Fifth edition

Saturday, June 23 Plogging cleanup 8a  Location TBA LINK   Action for Isla link

Sunday, June 24 Noches Magicas performances at 8p on the Town Square
  Sources for Weather Information:
LINK to Civil Protection Q Roo weather bulletin  (Spanish)
LINK to Mexico National Weather Service (Spanish)
 LINK to satellite images for the Mexico National Weather Service (Yucatan peninsula is under Satellite GOES Este, I recommend "Animacion")
LINK to GOES East Band 16 GIF (animation) 
LINK to a private weather station on Isla Mujeres    
LINK to Tropic Watch (in English)
LINK to NHC in US (in English)
LINK to Tropical Tidbits (in English)

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